A non-stop celebration of the astonishing, surprising, subversive and the supremely sexy –Rouge is heading for the Edinburgh Fringe with its outrageous brand of adult circus.

A decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret and tongue-in-cheek burlesque the show has earned a host of great reviews – delighting audiences and critics alike across Australia.

Its UK premiere takes place at the Underbelly Circus Hub (Venue 360) from 3 to 24 August. The showwon the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Circus and Physical Theatre.

Elena Kirschbaum, the show’s director, said: “Rouge loves to break conventions and smash gender stereotypes, so it’s much, much more than simply sexy circus – it’s delightfully subversive, highly inclusive and has quite a few surprises.”

The show has been described as “circus for a new age” (Weekend Notes) – empowering as well as being a supremely entertaining, fun, funny and unforgettable night out.

Rouge is presented by the Highwire Entertainment production house that specialises in circus and multi-artform performances and events worldwide.Two years ago Smut Buttons awarded it ★★★★★ saying“if you aren’t turned on by this you might want to consult a physician, because you’re probably clinically dead”.

·       Venue: Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows (Venue 360)

·       Dates: Aug 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-24

·       Time: 21:50

·       Duration: 60 mins

·       Ticket prices: £14.50 and £15.50

·       Box office: 0844 5458282 www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk

·       Advisory: Ages 18+